Scotland is an exciting place to be right now and, not for the first time, we are attracting more attention around the world than our geographic size might ordinarily warrant.
Business is good, but there is always room for improvement; opportunities are plentiful but we can never have too many of them. One particularly strong source of opportunity here in Scotland is franchising; and you've certainly come to the right place to find out more about it.
Home Instead expands its presence in the Scottish Market
Award winning home care franchise, Home Instead Senior Care is expanding its presence in Scotland as it focuses on opening an additional 30 offices throughout the country over the next few years.
If you are running a successful business in Scotland, the time may be right to look to expand it.
Franchising is an excellent method of expanding an already successful business but that's not to say that it is right for every business.
In this section we look at the benefits of franchising a business, we help you to identify if your business is franchiseable and we outline
the steps to franchising a business. You can also contact franchise consultants based in Scotland to enquire about franchising your own business.
Martin O'Neill of Wright, Johnston and MacKenzie is a franchising specialist lawyer and has advised a diverse client base of franchisees and franchisors on developing their business in the UK and internationally, and regularly advises buyers, sellers and franchisors on franchise resales.
In this exclusive article for whichfranchise, Martin explains why it is important to use a lawyer who specialises in franchising before you sign any franchise agreement or legal document.
Developing a business presence in a new Scottish territory can be time consuming and costly so the advantage of taking on an existing franchise,
that is already known in the area and which has current customers and clients, is clear. That is not to say growing any business is easy - far from it - but it is easier to move on and drive a process that is already underway. In this section
we look at the benefits of buying a franchise resale and also provide advice on the steps to take if looking to sell your own franchise business in Scotland.
Financing a franchise in Scotland
By Richard Holden, Lloyds Bank
Small business is the lifeblood of the Scottish economy and plays a fundamental role in the countryâ€™s success. Confidence is growing amongst business owners in Scotland according to recent reports that indicate the availability of affordable finance is now considered to be significantly higher than twelve months ago.